E336: Twentieth-Century British Literature

Syllabus Page for Fall 2003

Al Drake. Hours M 6:00-7:00 | 714-434-1612

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Course Policies and Required Texts (Please review!)

General: College Success | Sample Paper | Grammar Guide | Deductive Essays | Citation | Analysis | Editing | Plagiphrasing | Resource Links

Specific: Modernism Intro | Margot Norris' Ulysses Guide |

Questions: Conrad | Housman | Sassoon | Owen | Yeats | Woolf | Joyce | Eliot | Orwell | Beckett | Burgess

Term Paper: 5-7 page paper; see instructions. Rough draft due 11/10, final draft 12/08.

Journal Requirement. Journal sets based on study questions will be due Week 03 (09/08), Week 07 (10/06); Week 11 (11/03), Week 15 (12/01). Click hyperlink for specific instructions.

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Week 1 (08/25)

Intro to E336 and to C20 literature.

Week 2 (09/01)

Labor day holiday -- no class.

Week 3 (9/08)

Session 1: Conrad. Heart of Darkness.
Session 2: Conrad. Heart of Darkness; Housman -- all selections.

Week 4 (9/15)

Session 1: Sassoon. All Norton selections.

Session 2: Owen (all selections, brief discussion) and Yeats. "The Lake Isle of Innisfree"; "Easter 1916"; "The Second Coming"; "Sailing to Byzantium"; "Leda and the Swan"; "Byzantium"; "Crazy Jane Talks with the Bishop"; "The Circus Animals' Desertion"; "Under Ben Bulben"

Week 5 (9/22)

Session 1: Woolf. "A Room of One's Own."
Session 2: Woolf. "A Room of One's Own."

Week 6 (9/29)

Session 1: Joyce. "The Dead" (film in class)
Session 2: Joyce. "The Dead" (film in class)

Week 7 (10/06)

Session 1: Joyce. "The Dead."
Session 2: Joyce. "The Dead."

Week 8 (10/13)

Session 1: Eliot, T.S. "J. Alfred Prufrock," "Sweeney..."
Session 2: Eliot, T.S. The Waste Land.

Week 9 (10/20)

Session 1: Eliot, T.S. "Tradition...," "Metaphysical Poets."
Session 2: Eliot and Pound.

Week 10 (10/27)

Session 1: Orwell. 1984. (film in class)
Session 2: Orwell. 1984. (film in class)

Week 11 (11/03)

Session 1: Orwell. 1984.
Session 2: Orwell. 1984.

Week 12 (11/10)

Session 1: Beckett. End Game. (film in class)
Session 2: Beckett. End Game. (film in class)

Rough Draft of Paper due Monday, 11/10.

Week 13 (11/17)

Session 1: Beckett. End Game.
Session 2: Beckett. End Game.

Week 14 (11/24)

Session 1: Burgess. A Clockwork Orange. (film in class)
Session 2: Burgess. A Clockwork Orange. (film in class)

Week 15 (12/01)

Session 1: Burgess. A Clockwork Orange.

Week 16 (In-Class Final Exam)

12/08. Monday, 7-9:30 p.m., regular location. (Notes, books allowed.)